Carshalton Ponds And The Honeywood Museum

  

I have been going to Carshalton Ponds for longer than I can remember.  I love the wooded walkways leading to the beautiful ponds where we have had many a happy day picnicking and feeding the ducks.  The playground is great for all ages and there is plenty of open space for kicking a ball around.

   

           

Thanks to the wonders of social media, today I stumbled upon the Honeywood Museum that is set to the far side of the ponds.  I’ve had always seen this building but had never ventured over, and was really glad that today we did.

From the outside the building just looks like a pretty Edwardian house, but once inside there was a wonderfully converted museum showing off it’s grand billiards room, drawing room and bathroom.  Once you have climbed a beautiful winding staircase there are several interactive rooms that also house some fantastic period pieces that are great for the little ones to experience.

   

 

   

 

There was also a a large room with several different craft tables where we spent a good while creating some masterpieces!

   

     

There was no entrance fee to the museum but donations are asked for, and are defiantly worth it as we had a really good few hours exploring what the museum had to offer.

Attached to the museum is a quaint little tea rooms that is due to reopen in April.  We will certainly be making a return trip to check out what the tea rooms has to offer and to have another look around the beautiful house.

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